Quadrant: The Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation
From the Editor — Kathryn Madden
The stimulating discourse between Joseph Cambray and David Tresan in the past three issues of Quadrant has expanded our understanding of the historical and philosophical impact upon democracy and organizational life and has illuminated our understanding of ethics and ideals in the context of groups and culture.
Reply to David Tresan's “Zabriskie's Point: Democracies and Other Systems”
In response to my short paper in honor of Philip Zabriskie, “Democracy, Time, and Organizational Life in the International Jungian Community,” David Tresan has given us a fulsome, rich, erudite set of reflections. …
The World War II Attacks on Jung: Eleanor Bertine's and Esther Harding's Perspectives— William Schoenl
Keywords: allegations, pro-Nazi, Freudians, Jungians, World War II, manuscripts
This article shows the beginnings and developments of allegations in 1944–45 in the United States that Jung was pro-Nazi. It is based on unpublished manuscripts in the Jung Archives, the F.B.I. reports on Jung, and other primary sources. The attacks on Jung were centered in New York City; Bertine and Harding, two prominent analytical psychologists there, kept him informed of the attacks and attempted to answer them. In unpublished drafts of an answer to an attack in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Bertine and Harding persuasively demonstrated that Jung was anti-Nazi during World War II. …
Heinz Westman (1902–1986) — H. H. Price
Keywords: Heinz Westman, Carl Jung, Biblical myths, Holocaust,
Westman was a self-educated pioneer in the theory and practice of psychotherapy, a refugee from the Holocaust who lived and worked in Switzerland, England, and the United States — New York City and Maine. He collaborated with Carl Jung. Westman wrote two books about the ontogenesis of the psyche as recorded in Biblical myths. H. H. Price describes here how Westman helped her convert psychic energy to creative — an alchemy. This is the author’s “written” mandala about Westman's life and work and about being his patient. …
Boxing Piety's Shadow — Dennis Patrick Slattery
Keywords: piety, shadow, belief, myth, Jung, destruction, exclusivity,
The nature of piety's psychology in the global wars today invites a reconsideration of what piety hides, what the shadow of piety conveys, and the destructive impulses that stem from this shadow. What Jung suggests about the shadow's nature and function serves as the ground for a meditation on the shape and contours of piety's distortion today. As a psychological reality, piety can move individuals to create powerful boundaries against others of different beliefs as well as bring nations to war. By inviting piety's shadow to surface, we may be able to better see what the original definition of piety has to offer creatively to today's cultures.
The Epidemic of Obesity in Contemporary American Cluture: A Jungian Reflection
Keywords: obesity, gorging, overeating, gluttony, hunger
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and abroad. Fast foods and transfats have contributed to the problem, but psychological and spiritual factors also play a role. This essay explores the archetypal aspects of compulsive eating through an examination of literary texts by Ovid, Dante, and Par Lagerqvist as well as contemporary commentary, arguing that spiritual hunger often drives physical overating.
Book Reviews — Beth Darlington, Book Review Editor
Jung as a Writer — Susan Rowland. Routledge, London and New York, 2005. Reviewed by Lena Ross.
Appointment With The Wise Old Dog: Dream Images in a Time of Crisis — David Blum. Review of a DVD privately published by Sarah Blum, 1998. Reviewed by Harry Fogarty, Ph.D.
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